Upton Hall Students Ahead of the Game
In a year of unprecedented competition for university places ahead of the introduction of higher tuition fees the students at Upton Hall have proved once again that they are well ahead of the game in winning places on the most challenging degree courses.
- Led by the Head Girl, Jessica Small, who has won a place at Trinity College, Oxford, to read French and Spanish, the Upton students have received offers from universities throughout the country for the most sought after courses.
- Ten students have already received offers for Medicine or Veterinary Medicine, including two at Oxford and Cambridge.
- Two students have won places for Midwifery, defying odds of over thirty to one.
- The same is true of two applicants for Primary Education. So impressed were the admissions staff for Chemistry at Sheffield University on interviewing both Laura Jones and Chloe Simmons that they sent the school glowing letters of appreciation.
- Just like their predecessors in 2010 many of this year’s Upper Sixth have applied to Russell Group and other prestigious universities and proved that Upton gives them the edge in winning places across a range of subjects as diverse as Law, History, Marine Biology, Classical Civilisation, Psychology and Economics.
- Not only do many students manage four A Levels in addition to General Studies but over 30 students are currently aiming to emulate the superb results achieved by last year’s students on the new Extended Project Qualification for which nineteen students achieved the new A* grade. This qualification enables students to develop the mature research skills needed for university study and contributes to the new overarching AQA Baccalaureate qualification achieved by over 20 students in the Sixth Form last year.
The staff at Upton Hall are proud of their students’ achievements and are already working hard with the current Lower Sixth to prepare them to reach their full potential in Higher Education next year.